History of Christianity II
The History of Christianity courses are designed as a survey of Christian history. Since most students at Regent College have had little exposure to Christian history, the survey is on an introductory level. These courses provide the best approach to Christian history for the student who is only at Regent for the Diploma; they are required for students enrolled in the MDiv and strongly recommended for those planning to do the MA in Theological Studies. These courses are offered every year and may be taken at any stage during a student’s time at Regent, although if a student is planning to take both HIST 501 and HIST 502 they are advised to take them in chronological succession. If a student is planning to proceed to a degree and wishes to take other electives in the historical field or do an historical thesis, then these survey courses are a prerequisite and should be taken as soon as possible.
History of Christianity II is designed as a survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the Sixteenth Century through to the present day. The title History of Christianity, rather than Church History, is designed to suggest that the course is concerned not just with church organization and practice, but with the history of ideas, popular religion, the impact of Christianity upon society, and politics and of socio-political structure upon Christianity.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Winter 2021. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you may appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator for permission to take the course by using the recordings.
On Campus: A limited number of seats are available for on-campus participation in this course. If you wish to attend class on campus, you must register by November 29 and indicate your preference for on-campus instruction.